On this episode of Black Power Talks, we observe African Martyrs Day. At the first Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party in September 1981, APSP designated February 21 as “The Day of the African Martyr.” Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965 by agents of United States repression and counterinsurgency.
Amidst the historical importance of the Hands Off Uhuru Hands Off Africa counteroffensive that we have waged, this year’s African Martyrs Day takes on an even deeper significance.
We hear excerpts from a webinar organized by the Hands Off Uhuru Hands Off Africa Defense Campaign, “Long Live Our Fallen Warriors - Day of the African Martyr”. In this episode we hear from:
Akile Anai, Director of Media and Communications for the African People’s Socialist Party
Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary General of the African Socialist International
Tafari Mugeri Director of Organization for the ASI Africa Region
Jalil Muntaqim, former political prisoner and veteran of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army
And Chairman Omali Yeshitela, head of the Uhuru Movement
To view the entire webinar, visit The Burning Spear TV Youtube Page or the HandsOff Uhuru Facebook page.
Black Power Talks is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Solyana Bekele, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.